Mechanical Engineering Tech (METC)

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METC 102. INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING GRAPHICS. 4 Credits.

Notes: graded Pass/Fail.
This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of technical drawing. It emphasizes the technical methods used to describe the size and shape of objects. This course will not satisfy elective requirements for a major or minor in Technology.

METC 110. ENGINEERING GRAPHICS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: METC 102, two years of high school drafting or equivalent.
A study of the technical portion of the graphics language. This language, technical drawing, is used by engineers to communicate proposed designs and new ideas. Includes the theory and practice of descriptive geometry and the graphic representation of data.

METC 340. STATICS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PHYS 131 and MATH 142 or equivalent.
A study of applied mechanics and the principles of statics dealing with forces and with the effects of forces acting upon rigid bodies at rest. (four hours lecture per week)

METC 341. STRENGTH OF MATERIALS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: METC 340.
A study of the relationship that exists between externally applied forces and internally induced stresses in members and parts, including the relationship existing between these same externally applied forces and the resulting deformations. (four hours lecture per week)

METC 342. DYNAMICS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: METC 340 and MATH 162.
This course is a study of the motion of rigid bodies and forces affecting their motion. Topics include kinematics and kinetic of motion, curvilinear motion, plane motion, work, energy and power, impulse and momentum. (four hours lecture per week)

METC 384. ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND UTILIZATION. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MENG 380.
The study of energy usage and energy management within industrial facilities. The development of Energy audit procedures including the energy saving calculations for industrial settings. Students will develop and explore the creation of industrial energy audits through the extensive use of case studies.

METC 387. FLUID MECHANICS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PHYS 132 or PHYS 152, MATH 162; TCOM 205 or MENG 381 (may be
taken concurrently). This course introduces the student to theory, concepts and applications of fluid mechanics. Topics include static and dynamic forces; conservation of mass, energy and momentum; flow in pipes and ducts; and fan and pump performance. Laboratory work is included.

METC 388. THERMODYNAMICS AND HEAT TRANSFER. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PHYS 132 or 152; MATH 162; TCOM 205 or MENG 381 (may be taken concurrently).
This course introduces the student to theory, concepts and applications of thermodynamics and heat transfer. Topics include properties of materials, work, heat, conservation of mass and energy, energy transformation processes, and heat transfer via conduction, convection and radiation.

METC 415. DESIGN OF MACHINE ELEMENTS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: METC 341, MENG 353, and MATH 162 or permission of instructor.
This course covers the design of machine components and mechanisms and utilizes the concepts of engineering mechanics and strength of materials.

METC 417. ADVANCED PARAMETRIC DESIGN. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MENG 217; MATH 162; METC 341 or MENG 241.
Advanced techniques and best practices for parametric design of parts and assemblies. These advanced methodologies include design simulation and analysis including stress analysis, thermal analysis, flow analysis, vibration and motion studies, and design optimization.

METC 456. ENGINEERING ETHICS, CONTRACTS AND PATENTS. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing or permission of instructor.
This course investigates the elements of professional engineering practice including their relationship to the law, to the public and the ethics of the profession. Topics covered range from ethics, contracts, patents, copyrights, sales agreements and engineering specifications to professionalism, licensing, intellectual property, liability, risk, reliability and safety. Further discussion areas involve interdisciplinary teams, team tools, codes, standards, professional organizations, careers, entrepreneurship, human factors and industrial design.

METC 468. QUALITY ASSURANCE AND INTRO TO LEAN. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PHYS 132 or PHYS 152; MATH 162;
TCOM 205 or MENG 381 (may be taken concurrently). Application and theory of quality control and continuous improvement systems. This includes statistical analysis, design of experiments, development and use of process control charts, sampling processes, time and motion studies, and introduction to other Lean tools.

METC 490A. SENIOR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LABORATORY I. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MENG 217, MATH 162, METC 341 (may be taken concurrently), TECH 301 and senior standing.
Satisfies: senior capstone university graduation requirement.
This course simulates the industrial environment, where students work in teams to solve a real world problem from design to implementation. Team dynamics and project constraints are strictly monitored and each student’s unique skills are utilized in different stages of the design process.

METC 490B. SENIOR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LABORATORY II. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: METC 490A.
Satisfies: senior capstone university graduation requirement.
See description for METC 490A.

METC 491. SENIOR PROJECT. 3-10 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor.
Independent and/or group study and implementation of a design and development project. (variable time)

METC 495. INTERNSHIP. 1-15 Credits.

Notes: graded Pass/Fail.
Pre-requisites: junior or senior status and permission of the instructor, department chair and dean.
A maximum of 5 credits may be earned toward electives for a Technology major. Students considering electives for a Technology minor should consult with their departmental advisor.

METC 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.